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October 6th – Reading response to Learning from Place

The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74). List some of the ways … Continue reading October 6th – Reading response to Learning from Place Continue reading

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Sept 30th – Reading Response

Respond to the following prompts: What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? Which students are privileged by this definition of the good student? What is made impossible to see/understand/believe because of these commonsense ideas? According to commonsense, a good student is one who follows the school’s commonsense. For Western … Continue reading Sept 30th – Reading Response Continue reading

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Sept 23rd – Journal Search for Assignment 1 ideas

The topic I aim to explore for my assignment is place-based education. It is an idea that has been touched upon as early as the late 19th century by educators such as John Dewey. An article called Place-Based Education: Learning to be Where We Are by Gregory Smith reviews some of the history of place-based education, as well … Continue reading Sept 23rd – Journal Search for Assignment 1 ideas Continue reading

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September 9th – The Problem of Common Sense Response

The Problem of Common Sense Kumashiro defines common sense as the nuances and peculiarities, big or small, that help shape the day-to-day lifestyle for a culture or community. Common sense is virtually a reflection of how most people live, or how the average, normal person lives. Common sense could perhaps just be defined as, ‘the … Continue reading September 9th – The Problem of Common Sense Response Continue reading

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Sept 16th, 2019 – ECS210 Reading: Curriculum Theory and Practice

Four models of curriculum, as described in the article: 1) Curriculum as a syllabus to be transmitted: curriculum is a table of contents, a syllabus – however you see it, it is a body of knowledge to be transmitted to the students. This is the process of education in this model. one positive of this … Continue reading Sept 16th, 2019 – ECS210 Reading: Curriculum Theory and Practice Continue reading

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